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Target-Date Funds Put Bull's-Eye on Making Employees Retirement-Ready

March 14, 2013
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Now that defined contribution plans are the way most Americans save for retirement, and target-date funds are increasingly becoming the most popular investment in many 401(k) plans, many employers who offer the strategy say they will take a hard look at them this year.
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Preserving Tax Incentives for 401(k)s

February 7, 2013
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Experts are looking to educate lawmakers about the benefits of protecting the existing tax treatment of retirement plans.
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Employers Taking Charge of Their Retirement Plans

January 23, 2013
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New federal rules released last year made clear that defined contribution plan sponsors needed to get a better handle on investment and other provider fees. A new survey shows that they have.
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Experts Offer a 2013 To-Do List for Retirement-Plan Sponsors

January 23, 2013
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Revisiting the company's investment plan statement should be the first order of business, and then start building your paper trail to ward off IRS inquiries.
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The 401(k) Consolidation Conundrum

December 17, 2012
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Consolidating retirement accounts is typically a worker's responsibility, but employers can offer guidance to make the process easier.
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The (Employer) Match Is Back

November 16, 2012
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Recent data show that employers have not only restored the matching 401(k), but also that employees are contributing more to their retirement plans as well.
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States Up the Pressure on Retirement Plans for Private Workers

November 8, 2012
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California's new state-administered retirement savings program for certain private-sector workers could serve as a model for other states.
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From Pension to Payout: Employers Are Liking Lump Sums

October 16, 2012
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When defined benefit plan participants take a lump sum, they move out of the plan. That means plan sponsors that cash out participants have a smaller plan with tighter variables—including contribution rates.
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David Wray Interview: Ready for Retirement

October 11, 2012
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As part of our 90th anniversary, Workforce is talking to some of the people and organizations that helped influence today's workplace. In this installment, writer Patty Kujawa speaks with David Wray, the retired president of the Plan Sponsor Council of America, on his thoughts about the evolution of defined contribution plans.
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